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Dwight Lowery

Dwight Lowery

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Height: 
5-11

Weight:

212

Age

31
San Jose State
9 Years Pro

2016 Season

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In March, the Chargers fortified their secondary when they signed veteran free safety Dwight Lowery to a three-year contract.

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In March, the Chargers fortified their secondary when they signed veteran free safety Dwight Lowery to a three-year contract.

Over an eight-year career that includes stints with the New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis Colts, Lowery has logged 383 tackles, 16 interceptions, 58 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and he’s returned three interceptions for touchdowns. Over the last two seasons (2014-15) with the Falcons and Colts, Lowery played in all 32 games with 31 starts, while posting his top two tackle seasons – 85 in 2014 and 83 in 2015 – and recording six interceptions. Lowery was one of only seven Colts players to start all 16 games in 2015.

Four of Lowery’s 16 career interceptions, including a 69-yard return for a touchdown in 2015, have come against Tennessee. The Chargers will face the Titans in 2016

Of Lowery’s 16 career interceptions, perhaps the most memorable was the one that he returned 26 yards for a score off the right arm of Brett Favre to give the New York Jets their final points late in the fourth quarter in a 29-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football in 2010.

Early in his football career, there was evidence that Lowery had a bright future. As a prep at Soquel (Calif.) High School, Lowery had seven touchdowns in a game. Several years later as a junior at San Jose State, he snagged a school-record nine interceptions in a single season. And as a rookie with the New York Jets in 2008, Lowery forced five fumbles, tied for fifth in the NFL.

Off the field, Lowery has dedicated himself to using his platform as an NFL player to mentor youth in his native Santa Cruz (CA) County. He has spent time with kids from his alma mater, Soquel High School, as well as Cabrillo College, where he played prior to attending San Jose State. In 2015, Lowery hosted a youth football camp at Carbrillo.

Lowery’s hobbies include spending time with family and friends, hosting barbeques, playing soccer, hanging out at the beach and watching MMA. Lowery is also an avid Star Wars fan who has seen every movie in the series. He has a significant collection of Star Wars comic books and his favorite character is Darth Vader.

Lowery and his wife, Ashley, have a daughter, Amani, and he is extremely close to his younger sister, Aujanae, who survived open-heart surgery as an infant to correct a heart defect.

Lowery’s wife survived a kidnapping attempt in Portland, Oregon in March 2010. She and a girlfriend were on their way home from a concert when a man who claimed he worked for the Portland Police Bureau offered them a ride home. The women accepted the stranger’s offer and once in the car, he pulled a knife and took them to a deserted road off Interstate 5 where he tried to assault them. Thankfully the women were able to fight off their kidnapper and escape. The case became a national story as it was featured on the TV show America’s Most Wanted. 

 

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Fourth-round pick by New York Jets (113), April 27, 2008...signed with Jets, July 16...traded to Jacksonville, Sept. 3, 2011...contract expired March 13, 2012...re-signed with Jaguars, March 16...waived Nov. 4, 2013...signed with Atlanta, April 8, 2014...contract expired March 10, 2015...signed with Colts, April 6, 2015...contract expired March 9, 2016...signed three-year contract with Chargers, March 10.

 

2015: Sept. 27 at Tennessee, intercepted two passes, including 69-yard touchdown return for 14-0 lead in 35-33 win...first multi-interception game...second interception in fourth quarter gave Colts ball at Titans’ 11...touchdown on very next play gave Colts 28-27 lead...two passes defensed vs. Titans...fourth-quarter sack vs. Tom Brady to force punt, tackle for loss and tied season-high with nine tackles Oct. 18 vs. New England...interception in end zone off deflected pass Nov. 22 at Atlanta...late fourth-quarter interception off Jameis Winston in 25-12 win over Tampa Bay Nov. 29.

2014: Interception, pass defensed and quarterback hit Nov. 9 at Tampa Bay...interception, two quarterback hits and pass defensed Nov. 30 vs. Arizona...season-high 13 tackles and forced fumble Dec. 8 in Monday Night Football game at Green Bay...sack and forced fumble in 30-14 win at New Orleans Dec. 21.

2013: Tackle for loss, fumble recovery and pass defensed Sept. 15 at Oakland...placed on “Reserve-Injured” Oct. 8.

2012: Season-high 10 tackles in Sept. 9 season-opener at Minnesota...two passes defensed Sept. 23 at Indianapolis...fourth-quarter interception Nov. 25 vs. Tennessee...placed on “Reserve-Injured” Dec. 22.

2011: Sealed 16-14 victory over Tennessee in Jaguars debut Sept. 11 with interception vs. Matt Hasselbeck with 23 seconds left in fourth quarter...season-high three passes defensed Sept. 25 at Carolina...season-high 11 tackles, two passes defensed and tackle for loss Oct. 2 at New Orleans...interception off Andy Dalton and 30-yard return to Bengals’ two to set up field goal Oct. 9 vs. Cincinnati...sack Oct. 24 vs. Baltimore.

2010: Sack vs. Ryan Fitzpatrick Oct. 3 at Buffalo...with 1:30 left in fourth quarter of Monday Night Football game Oct. 11 at Minnesota, picked off Brett Favre and raced 26 yards for first NFL touchdown and final points in 29-20 win...sack vs. Aaron Rodgers Oct. 31 vs. Green Bay...second TD of season Dec. 26 at Chicago, picking off Jay Cutler and returning 20 yards for score...interception on final defensive play of season to seal 38-7 win over Buffalo Jan. 2...two passes defensed in AFC Divisional Playoffs Jan. 16 at New England.

2009: Overtime interception off Ryan Fitzpatrick Oct. 18 vs. Buffalo...pick Dec. 27 off Curtis Painter at Indianapolis...played major role in holding Cincinnati to zero net passing yards Jan. 3, including interception off Carson Palmer.

2008: NFL debut as starter and had three passes defensed Sept. 7 at Miami...forced fumbles Sept. 28 vs. Arizona and Nov. 2 at Buffalo...first NFL interception vs. Denver’s Jay Cutler Nov. 30...season-high two FFs Dec. 21 at Seattle.

 

COLLEGE: First-team AFCA All-America and first-team All-Western Athletic Conference as senior...third-team AP All-America and first-team All-WAC after school-record nine interceptions as junior...started 25 games at San Jose State from 2006-07 and recorded 13 interceptions, 14 passes  defensed, three fumble recoveries and 92 tackles, 147 interception return yards and interception return for touchdown...added 315 return yards and touchdown on 24 punt returns...played two seasons (2004-05) at Cabrillo College, totaling 13 interceptions, 95 tackles, two fumble recoveries, six passes defensed...scored touchdowns on blocked punt, blocked field goal and kickoff return...sociology major.

 

PERSONAL: Born in Santa Cruz, Calif....20 career interceptions at Soquel (Calif.) High...county-record seven interceptions in game vs. Sacred Heart...lettered three years in basketball.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2016SD16166049110091---011
2015IND16167656201094---10-
2014ATL16157960191-52---021
2013JAC336420-1-----01
2012JAC99312650-41---001
2011JAC1311362881-82---001
2010NYJ143191632073---202
2009NYJ135242220-93---001
2008NYJ16106454100-161---05-
TOTAL39531580506817---388

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17KCL 27-376510-0-----0-
16@CLEL 17-206510-0-----0-
15OAKL 16-193300-0-----0-
14@CARL 16-283300-1-----0-
13TBL 21-28-000-1-----0-
12@HOUW 21-134220-21---01-
10MIAL 24-313300-0-----0-
9TENW 43-35541001-----01
8@DENL 19-278620-0-----0-
7@ATLW 33-303300-1-----0-
6DENW 21-134310-0-----0-
5@OAKL 31-34-000-1-----0-
4NOL 34-351010-1-----0-
3@INDL 22-262110-0-----0-
2JAXW 38-148710-1-----0-
1@KCL 27-334400-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016SD1660491100910252525
2015IND1676562010941962469
2014ATL167960191-5202110.521
2013JAC36420-1-----
2012JAC9312650-410212121
2011JAC13362881-820261330
2010NYJ141916320732872941
2009NYJ13242220-9304113.734
2008NYJ166454100-16100-0
TOTAL 116395315805068173317-69

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2016SD16----1-11---
2015IND16-------0---
2014ATL16----1-0----
2013JAC3----1-0----
2012JAC9----1-0----
2011JAC13----1-0----
2010NYJ14----2-00---
2009NYJ13----1-0----
2008NYJ16-----------
TOTAL 11600-08011000

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2016SD16---------
2015IND16---------
2014ATL16---------
2013JAC3---------
2012JAC9---------
2011JAC13---------
2010NYJ14226131400000
2009NYJ13512825.64403100
2008NYJ16---------
TOTAL 1167154224403100

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/13/2016@TENL 10-27112110-0-----0-
208/19/2016ARIW 3-19111100-0-----0-
308/28/2016@MINL 10-23112200-0-----0-
409/01/2016SFL 31-21000------------
TOTAL 335410-0-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/11/2016@KCL 27-33114400-0-----0-
209/18/2016JAXW 14-38118710-1-----0-
309/25/2016@INDL 22-26112110-0-----0-
410/02/2016NOL 35-34111010-1-----0-
510/09/2016@OAKL 31-3411-000-1-----0-
610/13/2016DENW 13-21114310-0-----0-
710/23/2016@ATLW 33-30113300-1-----0-
810/30/2016@DENL 19-27118620-0-----0-
911/06/2016TENW 35-4311541001-----01
1011/13/2016MIAL 31-24113300-0-----0-
1211/27/2016@HOUW 21-13114220-2125-2501-
1312/04/2016TBL 28-2111-000-1-----0-
1412/11/2016@CARL 16-28113300-1-----0-
1512/18/2016OAKL 19-16113300-0-----0-
1612/24/2016@CLEL 17-20116510-0-----0-
1701/01/2017KCL 37-27116510-0-----0-
TOTAL 1616604911009125-25011

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Atlanta Falcons13300-1-----
Carolina Panthers13300-1-----
Cleveland Browns16510-0-----
Denver Broncos212930-0-----
Houston Texans14220-210252525
Indianapolis Colts12110-0-----
Jacksonville Jaguars18710-1-----
Kansas City Chiefs210910-0-----
Miami Dolphins13300-0-----
New Orleans Saints11010-1-----
Oakland Raiders23300-1-----
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-000-1-----
Tennessee Titans1541001-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division103528700810252525
vs AFC Teams1253431000510252525
vs NFC Teams47610-4-----
vs Own Division6252140-1-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December4121110-2-----
January16510-0-----
November3129300310252525
October5161240-3-----
September3141220-1-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arrowhead Stadium14400-0-----
Bank of America Stadium13300-1-----
FirstEnergy Stadium16510-0-----
Georgia Dome13300-1-----
Lucas Oil Stadium12110-0-----
NRG Stadium14220-210252525
Oakland Coliseum1-000-1-----
Qualcomm Stadium830255004-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High18620-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses11363060-4-----
Wins52419500510252525

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)210820-0-----
Sundays145041900910252525

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Atlanta Falcons1------
Carolina Panthers1------
Cleveland Browns1------
Denver Broncos2------
Houston Texans1------
Indianapolis Colts1------
Jacksonville Jaguars1------
Kansas City Chiefs2------
Miami Dolphins1------
New Orleans Saints1------
Oakland Raiders2------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1------
Tennessee Titans1----11

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division10----11
vs AFC Teams12----11
vs NFC Teams4------
vs Own Division6------

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
December4------
January1------
November3----11
October5------
September3------

fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Arrowhead Stadium1------
Bank of America Stadium1------
FirstEnergy Stadium1------
Georgia Dome1------
Lucas Oil Stadium1------
NRG Stadium1------
Oakland Coliseum1------
Qualcomm Stadium8----11
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1------

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Losses11------
Wins5----11

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2------
Sundays14----11

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass1351438006-----
Turf39630-310252525

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games830255004-----
Road Games8302460-510252525

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead3125600710252525
Ahead by 1-8 Points13112005-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points11740-110252525
Behind221750-1-----
Behind by 1-8 Points141130-0-----
Behind by 9-16 Points8620-1-----
Tied7700-1-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half272340-3-----
2nd Half3225700610252525
Last Two Minutes of Half4220-1-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line2020-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line322840-410252525
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line5230-3-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line21192002-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter7610-2-----
2nd Quarter201730-1-----
3rd Quarter1192003-----
4th Quarter211650-310252525
4th Quarter within 76420-1-----
Overtime1100-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-79221930-4-----
Margin 15+18710-1-----
Margin 8-1463023700410252525